Round Ireland In Low Gear

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  • ENGLISH

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  • 320

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  • 9780330304900

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  • 19 mm

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  • 13 mm

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  • 500 gram

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 10 MAY 1996

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    Having decided to explore Ireland by bicycle, Eric and Wanda Newby set out one December - not the best time to ride a bike around the highways and by-ways of the Emerald Isle, even when protected by thermal underwear. From the Cliffs of Moher to St Brigids Vat, Dublin, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and Croagh Patrick, their rainsoaked journey is beset by minor disas Having decided to explore Ireland by bicycle, Eric and Wanda Newby set out one December - not the best time to ride a bike around the highways and by-ways of the Emerald Isle,...  Read More

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    Eric Newby

    George Eric Newby CBE MC (December 6, 1919 – October 20, 2006[1]) was an English author of travel literature.

    Newby was born and grew up near Hammersmith Bridge, London, and was educated at St Pauls School. His father was a partner in a firm of wholesale dressmakers but he also harboured dreams of escape, running away to sea as a child before being captured at Millwall. Owing to his fathers frequent financial crises and his own failure to pass algebra, Newby was taken away from school at sixteen and put to work as an office boy in the Dorland advertising agency on Regent Street, where he spent most of his time cycling around the office admiring the typists legs. Fortunately, the agency lost the Kelloggs account and he apprenticed aboard the Finnish windjammer Moshulu in 1938, sailing in what Newby entitled The Last Grain Race (1956) from Europe to Australia and back by way of Cape Horn (his journey was also pictorially documented in Learning the Ropes). In fact, two more grain races followed the 1939 race in which Newby participated, with the last race being held in 1949.[2]

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